High school retreat
A one-day retreat, “Made for More: Discovering God’s Plan for Love and Life,” will be held March 31 at St. Louis Bertrand Church in O’Brien Hall from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The retreat will incorporate Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, and is open to all high school students. The cost for this event is $20 and includes lunch and dinner. To register or for more information, contact Rob Lewis at slbyouthministry@gmail .com or 583-4448. The deadline for registration is March 23.
Jacob Dvorjak, an eighth-grade student at St. James School in Elizabethtown, Ky., was honored at the Hardin County Conservation District Soil Conservation Awards Banquet for placing second in the Soil Conservation Essay Contest.
Malorie Cox, a St. James fifth-grader, was also recognized as the second runner-up in the Jim Claypool Poster Contest sponsored by the Soil Conservation Service. Both participants received t-shirts and a monetary award.
The organization named St. James teachers Tom Frank-lin and Sharon Hernandez “Environmental Teachers of the Year” because of their continued dedication to and participation in the art and writing contests held each year.
Trinity High School’s Engineering Club swept the competition in the University of Louisville Speed School of Engineering annual Engineering Expo balsa-wood bridge-building contest on March 3 for the seventh consecutive year. Sean Coyle and Patrick Withey placed first, Alex Broderick came in second place, and Boone Treitz and Nick Mueller placed third.
Coyle’s and Withey’s bridge supported 249 pounds — 1,700 times its own weight — setting a new competition record and besting all of the college entries as well.
The fifth-grade team from St. Agnes School placed first in the Jefferson County Regional competition of the Kentucky RCX Robotics Challenge. The sixth-grade team earned an honorable mention in the Feb. 18 competition.
- St. Xavier High School’s drama department will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” for its spring musical. Performances will be held at the school, 1609 Poplar Level Road, March 24 and 29-31 at 7 p.m. and March 25 and 31 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased online at www.saintx.com/drama. For questions, contact Mike Reynolds at 637-4712, extension 599.
- Sacred Heart School for the Arts presents the musical “Free to Be … You and Me” on March 15 at 10 a.m., March 16 at 7 p.m. and March 17 at 2 p.m. All shows will be at the Ursuline Arts Center, bldg. #5 on the Ursuline Campus at 3105 Lexington Rd. Tickets for the March 15 morning performance are $4. Tickets for the March 16 and 17 performances are $5 for students/senior citizens and $8 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com or at the door. For more information, call 897-1816.
For the third consecutive year, Trinity High School speech team member Jake Simpson will compete in the National Catholic Forensic League Grand National Tournament. Simpson claimed fifth best speaker in the state in Congressional Debate at a tournament on March 3 to qualify for the national tournament.